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2013-04-15 08:24:06

New Study Explores Climate and Energy Policy Challenges in Brazil, China, EU, India, U.S. WASHINGTON, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The implementation of policy relevant to climate change, and its impact, accelerated markedly over the last decade, despite the slow pace of international climate negotiations, says Climate Policy Initiative in a new report, The Policy Climate. The study, released today at an event at The Brookings Institution in Washington DC, presents three...

2012-12-03 12:22:46

DOHA, Qatar, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today, The Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2012, produced by Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), shows that global annual investment to curb climate change reached approximately USD 364 billion in 2010/2011. This amount, while significant, falls short of most estimates of investment needed to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius. According to the International Energy Agency, approximately USD 1 trillion each...

2011-09-07 05:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the first U.S. study to measure the real impact of building energy codes on total household energy consumption, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) found that U.S. building energy codes have reduced household energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. The study also found that states adopting these codes, which encouraged the use of highly efficient natural gas heaters and electric heat pumps, shifted their energy use away from oil and...